Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Hulk

Givanildo Vieira de Souza is a Brazilian football player who plays as a forward and winger in the Portugese league team Porto. He is nicknamed "Hulk."

He previously played for Vitoria (2004-05) in Salvador, Bahia, then moved to Japan to play for Kawasaki Frontale (2006-08) and Consadole Sapporo (2006). He was then loaned to Tokyo Verdy (2007-08), after which he moved to Portugal and signed up with Porto in 2008.

Hulk also plays internationally for Brazil, debuting in November 2009 in a friendly versus England. So far he has scored three goals for Brazil in international competitions.

Born: July 25, 1986 in Campina Grande, Brazil
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 76 kg

Career Highlights:
  • Extended his contract with Porto until 2014 with a buyout price of 100 million euros
  • Elected into Top 10 Rising Stars by UEFA
  • Footballer of the Month in Premeira Liga, six times

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